Reading - 2019-20

K.11 - Writing

K.11 The student will write in a variety of forms to include narrative and descriptive.

a)  Differentiate pictures from writing.

b)  Use prewriting activities to generate ideas including drawing pictures.

c)  Use letters to phonetically spell words that describe pictures or experiences.

d)  Write left to right and top to bottom.

e)  Compose simple sentences.

f)  Begin each sentence with a capital letter and use ending punctuation.

g)  Share writing with others. 

Adopted: 2017


  • So that when I write my assignments in my agenda, my family will be able to read it and help me remember to do my homework.
  • Because when I send invitations to my friends for a party, they need to be able to read when and where the party will be.


At the kindergarten level, students will begin to build a connection between oral and written language. Awareness that spoken language can be written and written language can be read is a fundamental concept in communicating ideas. Students will learn to print the capital and lowercase letters of the alphabet as well as their first and last names. Kindergarten writing reflects the students’ oral language, and students will communicate their ideas through pictures and writing. Teachers will encourage the development of writing skills that are foundational to effective written communication and critical thinking. These skills are necessary for success in future postsecondary and workplace environments.

 Teacher Notes:

  • Teachers should model the writing process for students.
  • The focus of writing in kindergarten is narrative and descriptive. 
  • Teachers should model real-world writing experiences.
  • Teachers should encourage students to write about what they know and what they experience.


All students should:

·  understand that their writing serves a variety of purposes.

·  understand that writing communicates thoughts and ideas.

To be successful with this standard, students are expected to:

K.11e1  use writing, dictation, and drawing to narrate an event or tell a story.

K.11e2  write to describe a person, place, or thing.

K.11bc1  generate text to communicate and make meaning by creating drawings, letter strings, scribbles, letter approximations, or other graphic representations, as well as phonetically spelled words.

K.11f1  capitalize the first word in a sentence and the pronoun I.

K.11d1  write left to right and top to bottom.

Updated: Mar 26, 2019